28 Jan 2021

Caravan and camper trailer theft on the rise

Own or buying a caravan? Make sure it’s locked up safe. A spate of caravan thefts in Melbourne’s Bayside has raised the flag that there is likely a growing black market for stolen caravans and campervans. The thefts, which have spiked in the last two months, come as caravan sales

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28 Jan 2021

ARB BASE Rack for new Isuzu D-Max, BT-50 and more

An expanded range of racks from ARB brings more accessories to some of the country’s most popular dual-cab utes. ARB has expanded its BASE Rack range with cab racks to suit the new 2020-onward Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, and the popular Toyota Hilux (2005-2015 and 2015+) and Ford Ranger (2011-on).

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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22 Jan 2021

Bye diesel: Petrol and hybrid for new Jeep Grand Cherokee

Gone are the days of the diesel-powered Grand Cherokee, though an all-new drivetrain promises to fill the hole. Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee will arrive this year with only petrol power, followed by a plug-in hybrid but no diesel drivetrains. (There will also then be the Grand Cherokee L – a

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22 Jan 2021

Electrified Jeep Wrangler on ice, V8 unlikely for Australia

Jeep Wrangler to stay the course with petrol and diesel power in Australia. Jeep says that it’s newest Wrangler products in the USA – the upcoming Wrangler Rubicon 392 V8 and plug-in hybrid 4XE (how opposing are these two drivetrains) – are both effectively on ice due to demand for

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19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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15 Jan 2021

Lada Niva to return

The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva

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15 Jan 2021

Is this UDO the new Toyota LandCruiser 300 Series?

More secret than Area 51, is this camo-clad test car Toyota’s next-gen four-wheel drive? An unidentified driving object has been spied testing in Japan, and punters are suggesting it is the first sighting of the upcoming 300 Series Toyota LandCruiser. Given the blurry nature of this image shared to the

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11 Jan 2021

Ford Focus-based ute image leaked

New entry-level ute from the Blue Oval has been leaked ahead of official unveil. What appears to be an image of Ford’s new ‘Maverick’ ute on the assembly line has been leaked by the Maverick Truck Club forum. This is the new ute Ford has been talking about for the

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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16 Dec 2020

How to: Water Crossings

Sponsored Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. In this video, we show you the simple tips to help you get through a water crossing safely. Remember these simple steps Walk it first – Unless you can clearly see the depth and what’s underneath,

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01 Dec 2020

VW Amarok W580 via Walkinshaw priced from $72k

Volkswagen Amarok via tuning specialist Walkinshaw, the W580, priced from $71,990. Walkinshaw and Volkswagen’s locally-developed GT-Style ute, the Amarok W580, will be one of the most expensive utes on the market. Priced from $71,990 plus on-road costs for the W580, the price soar to $79,990 for the W580S. Available to

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30 Nov 2020

Nissan Navara-based X-Terra would be great here

While sharp new styling bolsters the appeal of Nissan X-Terra, an Australian introduction remains doubtful. Nissan has unveiled the X-Terra, or Terra as it is known in some markets, for 2021. The facelift is considerable and it brings better tech plus an interior refresh. It’s also built in both left

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26 Nov 2020

Mahindra Thar scores four-star Global NCAP safety rating

Mahindra’s new 4×4 for Australia has scored well in crash testing and will go on sale here next year. The new 2020 Mahindra Thar has scored a four-star rating in the latest round of Global NCAP crash testing. The model, which is the latest four-wheel drive from Mahindra based on

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18 Nov 2020

Factory V8 Jeep Wrangler revealed

Wrangler belts in V8 engine to outrun new Ford Bronco rival. Jeep is hitting the go button for its V8 Wrangler Concept to go into production as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 382. As the name suggests, Jeep plants the 6.4-litre V8 petrol into the Wrangler Rubicon, delivering a 4×4 with

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